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Poetic Justice | Revolution Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer can probably be best described stylistically as a Special Bitter - a session beer for sure. We used 100% of a new U.S. hop variety called Sonnet, hence the "poetic" reference.

Added by MasterSki on 04-05-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 13
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a medium amber/brown color with a small head (though it was filled to the top).

nice aromas of toffee, caramel, some bitter hops and grains. Balanced with nice depth.

Medium bodied with a nice feel but lacking some depth. Nice flavors of grains, toffee, and caramel

A solid bitter, but lacking some depth on the feel. Decent, but a bit disappointing in a sense (though much better than the village green from last year).

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Revolution 4/8/12. Thanks to HeatherAnn, pops, and Roman for the assist!

A: Served a lovely gold with snatches of light brown. Capped with one finger of bright white foam that quickly melted away, this left a small amount of lace to decorate the glass.

S: This one touches all the bases. Slightly sweet caramel, toasted grain, and delicate hoppiness.

T: Exactly as above.

M: Light on the tongue with a lingering spicy hoppiness that hangs around for ages.

O: An excellent session ESB. Hopefully they keep this on through the summer. If so, they'll sell a bunch of it.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MattMorin
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MasterSki
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Revolution. Served in a mug.

A - Filled to the brim so it's hard to get a feel for head volume or retention. The dime of white foam settles to a collar, mottled partial cap, and a few spots of lace. Transparent amber-brown body.

S - Biscuty malts, some toffee, fruity English yeast, some very mild butter, malted milk chocolate balls (i.e. Whoppers), and toasted grains. Hop presence is pretty faint, but vaguely grassy - not really getting a feel for what Sonnet hops are all about.

T - Taste is significantly less sweet, with more bread and grain character and less of the biscuit and caramel-type flavors that dominate the aroma. Not bad, but not as interesting or complex as it smells.

M - Medium body that is pleasantly hefty for the listed 4.3%. It's a tad watery, and the carbonation is a bit harsh for an English-style beer, but otherwise it's solid.

D - A solid session ale that's a change of pace from Workingman Mild. A solid, malty, low-ABV English ale - should appeal to loves of session ales, but not Revotion's most interesting or inspired effort. Easy enough to drink an entire mug though!

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Poetic Justice from Revolution Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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